Investor Jonathan Litt on NYC real estate post-pandemic, what’s booming and the future of retail

Jonathan Litt, chief executive officer of Land & Building Investment Management.

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Land & Buildings Investment Management founder and CIO Jonathan Litt has been closely tracking the ups and downs in the real estate industry, including office, industrial, retail, residential and hotel space, during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Litt has grown L&B, founded in 2008, into a prominent activist hedge fund in the real estate world. In more recent years, he has waged battles with the high-end shopping mall owner Taubman Centers, Forest City Realty Trust (now owned by Brookfield Properties) and office and multifamily property owner Mack-Cali Realty Corp. In 2017, he targeted Saks Fifth Avenue owner Hudson’s Bay, arguing the best use of

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